Family Art Fun Trails

Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the Museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

Trails are suitable for children aged 7–12.

Don’t forget to collect a pencil when you pick up your Trail.

Choose from:

  • Pick up a Glorious Gardens trail to be led around the Museum by our very own ceramic gardener and design your own garden.
  • Silver – Find objects made of Silver and discover what the symbols stamped on them mean
  • Tudor – Find out about Henry VIII and see the objects you might have found in his palaces
  • Picnic Party – Come and plan the perfect picnic as you journey through South Asia, the Middle East and East Asia
Glorious Gardens Trail

Glorious Gardens Trail, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Family using Glorious Gardens trail

Family using Glorious Gardens Trail, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Downloadable only – (not available at the museum)

Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has designed her very own trail you can use to explore the Museum with. It is available in shops through the Official Jacqueline Wilson Mag edition from 24 January 2012, but is also downloadable here.

Download: Jacqueline Wilson's Museum Trail (PDF file, 13.4 MB)

Feature courtesy of The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

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52 Fun Things to Do in the Car (Revised Edition)

52 Fun Things to Do in the Car (Revised Edition)

Kiss the road trip blues good-bye with the revised version of this best-selling activity deck featuring updated text throughout as well as a variety o…

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Event - Back-Packs

Tue 01 April 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.

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